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A Kranjčar habit

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Hi, everyone!

I got some outside time yesterday, and it remains a top way of quickly perking myself up.

Ramble of the Day

A very random development for me this year is that I’ve turned into Niko Kranjčar. I inherited a denim jacket from my dad this year, which is oversized on me to an acceptable degree. I’ve thrown it on a lot of times during this pandemic period because it also affords a certain amount of ease, but the oversized element of the jacket really shows up to a certain degree in the sleeves. They’re slightly too long, enough to tuck most of my hands into the sleeves, so I look a bit like Kranjčar.

Photo by Daniel Hambury/Empics Sport

I suppose I’ve worn the jacket enough times that I’ve started to do this with my other jackets, sweaters, and sweatshirt. It’s a bit of a problem, to the point where I’ve decided I need to roll up the sleeves on the denim jacket so I can get used to having my hands outside of my sleeves. It may be too late for me, though — I did it with a sweater yesterday.

tl;dr: I do the thing Niko Kranjčar does where I tuck my hands into my sleeves.

Stay informed, read a petition: Marcus Rashford’s latest attempt to end child food poverty comes in the form of a petition, with three recommendations for the U.K. government from him and the Child Food Poverty Task Force

Links of the Day

EFL clubs rejected a £50m bailout from Premier League clubs.

Brazilian orthodontics franchise Orthopride ended its sponsorship deal with Santos after the club signed Robinho because of his involvement in a 2013 rape.

The Newcastle supporters trust asked for a refund of season ticket funds for this season considering the delayed return of spectators to stadiums in the U.K.

Barcelona partnered with American fashion brand Thom Browne for a capsule collection to raise money for the club’s foundation.

Former USWNT manager Jill Ellis joined the board of directors of Topps, the American trading card company.

A longer read: Tariq Panja and Romain Molina on reports of a toxic work environment at the French football federation, including bullying and sexist language, for The New York Times